Friday, September 12, 2014

30 Weeks

I hit 30 weeks yesterday and I am a little bit in shock about it. This pregnancy has just flown by and I can hardly believe that in 10 weeks (or less) Sawyer is going to be a big brother! I haven't done a "pregnancy update" since 20 weeks, so I figured why not do one today?

How far along: 30 weeks

Baby's size: Apparently the size of a head of cabbage, however with this whole sugar issue, he might be a little bigger than most.

Weight gain: 7 pounds. So, this is weird. At the beginning of my pregnancy I lost a lot of weight between sickness and my fight with Gary the Gallbladder and now I am having to watch my carbs and sugars even more closely because of my border-line gestational diabetes status. So while this time last pregnancy I was holding strong at about 30 lbs heavier, I'm just now starting to slowly add some poundage.

disclaimer: I'd already eaten about 12 pieces of broccoli and 4 slices of apple before I took this pic, I promise I'm not starving myself or this baby.

Stretch marks: Oh yes. Like I said before, I had a plenty with Sawyer on my stomach and they haven't gone anywhere so I can't tell if there are new ones there or just the old ones showing up more.

Sleep: What is that? Getting comfortable and actually falling asleep hasn't been going so great since about 26 weeks. Then I frequent the bathroom at least 3 times during the night, so yeah....

Gender: baby boy

Best moment this week: Sawyer has really enjoyed feeling the baby move all around and actually seeing my belly go all crazy, his new favorite thing to say is "Rocky (which is what he insists on calling the baby, but is not baby's actual name) is having a party in there!" It makes me so happy to see Sawyer getting excited about being a big brother.

Looking forward to: TWO showers this weekend and a special weekend we are planning just for Sawyer as his last kind of "hoorah" as an only child haha, you'll hear more about that later!

Food cravings: Anything super sugary. I think this is just because I know I shouldn't eat candy but I have wanted gummy worms, Skittles, Tootsie Rolls and all kinds of candy. And now my mouth is legit watering...

Weirdest food I ate this week: I ate a spoon full of sprinkles. Like cake decorating sprinkles. I saw they were only 3g of a carbs for a tablespoon and I sure did measure exactly that and savor the sweetness.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, if I get too hungry I still get nauseous but other than that, I'm good!

Labor signs: Nope, thank goodness. Hold on for at least 7 more weeks little nugget!

Symptoms: My hips have been bothering me big time lately if I sit too long, so I have been really trying to get up and move every hours at work. And the swelling in my ankles and feet has started, but nothing too crazy.

Workouts: Does chasing after  3-year-old count?

What I miss: Not having to pee every 10 minutes. Between my high blood sugar, hormones, this giant baby mashing my bladder, and drinking around 100 oz. of water a day, I am making constant trips to the bathroom. The admin assistant in our office suggested just moving my desk in there.

Things that suck: My nose has started spreading across my face, which I do not like. Also, people making dumb pregnant comments. Word to the wise - never comment on a pregnant woman's size. Ever. How hard it is to pick up Sawyer sucks too, he is so tall and heavy that I just don't have a lot of room to hold him!

Things that don't suck: Having Sawyer & Josh kiss both me and my belly every morning when I leave the house. It makes me tear up almost every time.

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